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The White House Cocktail Bar and Bistro

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Cocktail Bar and Bistro Cocktail Bar and Bistro 50 Union Street | Inverness, Inverness IV1 1PX, Scotland
+44 1463 226767
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had been looking forward to our visit for dinner after reading some good reviews. The food was good if nothing special, the service was the real issue. Our main courses came at different times. One of the dishes served was incomplete so had to be sent back, the dessert we ordered was forgotten....then we were given the wrong bill...twice!

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Thank cushty
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved going to this restaurant. They have an amazing chocolate fudge cake that blew me away. The food was spectacular, the staff were very kind and the overall atmosphere was wonderful. Definitely a place you have to eat at.

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Munich, Germany
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. They have an early dinner special from 5-7pm. Definitely a very good deal. The meatballs were very good and so was the steak and ale pie.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't fault the service which was polite and efficient despite a full Saturday evening. Sadly the menu is somewhat limited, particularly the veggie options. We ended up with macaroni cheese and a burger. Although both nice, it's really just pub food at restaurant prices.

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1 Thank Garbitash
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with Mum as it looked so inviting and we were looking for somewhere for lunch and I was in much need of a glass of wine.We were greeted by a wonderful friendly waiter and given a choice of table. Everything was so good. Service. Wine. Food. Ambience. Lovely surroundings. Super menu and exceptional value. Outstanding staff. Look forward... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly restaurant with an interesting menu. I had game casserole which was superb. Good spacious layout with a nice atmosphere. My only problem, and this appeals to most restaurants these days, is the lack of a good desert menu. The quality is fine but different dishes other than cheescake, gateaux, etc would be nice. How about some traditional British... More 

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ABERDEEN
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently. Lovely decor. Food is reasonably priced as are drinks. Food was plentiful. Cocktails are good too. However, sadly service was very slow. We weren't in a hurry, but it could be a problem if you are.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here when we couldn't get in somewhere else ... so glad we didn't get in the other place because this place was a real find! Staff were exceptionally friendly & helpful, menu was great, drinks too. All food came quickly & very tasty! Would definitely come back

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cocktail bar with food in the city centre. We bought from the lunch time a la carte menu. Good range of "crowd pleasers" (steak pie, fish and chips, range of burgers) as well as more adventurous choices like the seafood platter. We worked the cocktail menu hard, and were not disappointed with the quality or quantity of the drinks... More 

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1 Thank HighlandExile47
Inverness, Scotland.
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several times for drinks and enjoyed it, the place has a nice atmosphere and interesting décor. We decided to eat her for my Husband's birthday and I'm glad we did. The choice was good and we all enjoyed what we had. The staff were good and friendly and we will definitely eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cocktail Bar and Bistro Cocktail Bar and Bistro 50 Union Street | Inverness, Inverness IV1 1PX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 226767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?